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Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo.
Mixed group of six nominees.
DIVERSITY seems to be the word in this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist, which was announced late yesterday. With the six nominated authors coming from six different nationalities/ethnicities, not to mention having covered a whole range of subjects, the only thing all of the titles have in common seems to be the ability to be different.
The Man Booker Prize is awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe. The winner of the £50,000 (RM258,000) prize will be announced on Oct 15.
The Man Booker Shortlist for 2013:
NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) – We Need New Names
Eleanor Catton (New Zealand) – The Luminaries
Jim Crace (England) – Harvest
Jhumpa Lahiri (Indian American) – The Lowland
Ruth Ozeki (Canadian American) – A Tale For The Time Being
Colm Toibin (Ireland) – The Testament Of Mary
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